DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/01/2004    Duedate: 07/14/2004

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-287

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RED MOSQUITO
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
(75-2794) [13-7-1,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RED MOSQUITO                   WONDERFUL
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)          THAT'S US (271)
(75-2794) [13-7-1,125]         (75-3083) [4-1-1,93]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ESSINA TYL VERN                WOODY
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-2694) [18-46-1,101]        (75-2503) [11-71-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK TOADS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUNDAY COMICS (261)         40
2. FIFTH QUARTER (184)         36      DARK TOADS (240)
3. XANTH (156)                 35      Unchartered Team
4. DREAM MASTERS (262)         25
5. DARK TOADS (240)            21      THAT'S US (271)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)         226 126  5 64.2   1/ 1 DARK TOADS (240)          9  6 0
 2- 2 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       43  27  1 61.4   2/ 2 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       8  7 0
 3/ 4*THAT'S US (271)           13  11  1 54.2   3/ 3*THAT'S US (271)           6  8 1
 4/ 0 SUNDAY COMICS (261)      116 102 12 53.2   4/ 4 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     5  7 0
 5/ 3 FIFTH QUARTER (184)       88  82  6 51.8   5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)         4 11 0
 6/ 0 DREAM MASTERS (262)      224 243 22 48.0   6- 6 IN COLD BLOOD (215)       3  0 0
 7/ 0 XANTH (156)              139 156  8 47.1   7/ 0 DREAM MASTERS (262)       3  2 1
 8/ 5 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    104 121 11 46.2   8/ 0 SUNDAY COMICS (261)       3  2 0
 9/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)        551 855 16 39.2   9/ 0 XANTH (156)               2  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        *--=== LIRITH KAI REGIONAL NEWS ===--*

                                     Duelmasters
                                 -------------------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 319): DILYS TYL KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 286): RED MOSQUITO of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 274): ONE-EYE TEO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 250): TALON WARSMITH of SCARLET KNIGHTS from SOUTH RIDGE
                              (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                       --------
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 319): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 286): DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 274): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 107 LIRIN KIV (turn 250): MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 292): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
                   (turn 291): LOUD DRUNK of PARTY GEEKS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               GREGORY GOYLE of SLYTHERIN HOUSE (Salazar Slytherin)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 285): CYRUS of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in JADE 
MOUNTAIN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  
Advancing in the rankings was THAT'S US who went from last turn's 10-10-1, to this 
week's record of 13-11-1.  Hey everybody, watch out for HARPY, who flew up 20 points 
in the rankings after mashing TALK-TO-DEATH like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal. 
And falling like a basher in the top ten was TREENVA TARAL, who dropped 11 points 
after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with ALBANNON.  ARDEN got through to 
the Duelmaster this turn.  No doubt he was more than anxious to kick RED MOSQUITO's 
tail out of the throne!  Our battling duelmaster RED MOSQUITO has managed to hold the 
title, fending off ARDEN's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, DARK 
TOADS.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad THAT'S US?  Big bad THAT'S US.  Big bad THAT'S US.  JADE MOUNTAIN's afraid 
of the big bad THAT'S US.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  THAT'S US + Weapons That go Boom = DARK TOADS + Avoid City.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of TREENVA TARAL, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  FRACTO says to his dog--'Who 
should I fight this week?'.  Dog says 'JANG-KO BLACKHAND'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  
Put lying dogs to sleep.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is 
a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JADE MOUNTAIN have 
no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make 
some tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED MOSQUITO 2794            13   7  1   125       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINUS 2836                   14   4  0   105       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 WOODY 2503                   11  71  0   104       SAND DANCERS (67)
 P'JERIN 1972                 19   4  1   101       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 ESSINA TYL VERN 2694         18  46  1   101       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WONDERFUL 3083                4   1  1    93       THAT'S US (271)
 ARDEN 3025                   13   8  0    92       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARIA 3012                    13  10  0    70       DARK TOADS (240)
-FRILLED DRAGON 2329          11   3  0    69       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 CHUN WEI DO 2856              9   4  0    67       DREAM MASTERS (262)
-BUSHMASTER 2327               8   8  0    67       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YERIX 2782                    8   9  0    60       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 MOCKINGBIRD 3073              6   2  0    57       DARK TOADS (240)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANDY CAPP 2834               14   9  0    56       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 WITCH 3088                    2   3  0    51       THAT'S US (271)
 WOODSTOCK 2833                7   6  0    46       SUNDAY COMICS (261)
 GYHARD 3102                   4   0  0    38       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 TABATAN 3040                  9   8  0    35       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SALTY CROC  2662              5   3  1    35       IN COLD BLOOD (215)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLTO LEENI 3038              7  12  0    33       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LYSTRA 2851                   3   6  0    28       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 ALBANNON 3104                 2   0  0    27       FIFTH QUARTER (184)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNE 3101                     2   2  0    21       DARK TOADS (240)
-GECKO 2800                    2   0  0    21       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 HARPY 3114                    1   0  0    20       XANTH (156)
-MONKEY KING 2904              4   6  0    18       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-HORNY TOAD 2783               2   2  0    18       IN COLD BLOOD (215)
 TREENVA TARAL 3072            3   6  0    17       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WORRIED 3086                  3   2  0    17       THAT'S US (271)
 SHADOW DANCER 2905            1   1  1    17       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 WICKED 3098                   2   2  0    16       THAT'S US (271)
 SMASH 3115                    1   0  0    16       XANTH (156)
-WANTON 3089                   2   2  0    14       THAT'S US (271)
 VIC ZAMOR 3118                1   0  0     8       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 OTAVAS 3103                   1   2  0     8       FIFTH QUARTER (184)
 THE CORINTHIAN 3100           1   2  0     5       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 RHAEVEN 3117                  0   1  0     1       DREAM MASTERS (262)
 CRUNCH 3116                   0   1  0     1       XANTH (156)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SAI-KI THE PEGLEG 4    0  1 0   1                   SHADOW DANCER 2905    287 NONE    
GRENDLE 3107           0  1 0 DARK TOADS 240        TREEMASTER 19         287 NONE    
A BARD 3106            0  1 0 FIFTH QUARTER 184     JADE WARRIOR 26       287 NONE    
ALBANNON 2059         11  8 2 FIFTH QUARTER 184     WONDERFUL 3083        285         
HELGA 2826             3  4 1 SUNDAY COMICS 261     ARENAMASTER KENDAR 23 287 NONE    
SNERT 2825             0  3 0 SUNDAY COMICS 261     DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS 25 287 NONE    
FRACTO 2359            5  3 0 XANTH 156             JANG-KO BLACKHAND 20  287 NONE    
ZOMBIE MASTER 2355     4  5 1 XANTH 156             JADE WARRIOR 26       287 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Red Mosquito -- Congratulations on the throne. -- TigToad

Volto Leeni -- I must say, I thought you were a different style.  My bad. -- Anne

Cyrus -- So why aren't you Duel Too?  Oh, right, because you're out of here.  Well,
have fun.  They tell me travel can be a blast. -- Woody

Arden -- (melting look)  You're so forceful. -- Essina tyl Vern

Anne -- You're not bad looking for a runty little warty old toad. -- Volto Leeni,
master of suave and tact

Bushmaster -- Who told you I was a bush? -- Tabatan, the incensed and pruned

Worried -- Good, good.  That means you're in tune with reality. -- Treenva Taral

TigToad -- But it wouldn't be written down if it wasn't TRUE, would it? -- Woody

Pjerin -- Thank you. -- Essina

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the 
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena 
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight 
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death 
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable 
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New 
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other 
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin 
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once 
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission 
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied 
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow 
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least 
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the 
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables 
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables 
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the 
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to 
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new 
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67 
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular 
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part 
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow 
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron 
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission; 
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New 
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall 
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor 
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part 
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by 
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by 
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death 
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena 
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to 
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding 
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie 
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being 
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the 
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to 
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to 
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name & 
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL 
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and 
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye 
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest 
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension 
Family in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRACTO was viciously butchered by JANG-KO BLACKHAND in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZOMBIE MASTER was dispatched by JADE WARRIOR in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
HELGA was easily killed by ARENAMASTER KENDAR in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SNERT was slaughtered by DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
A BARD was slain by JADE WARRIOR in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
GRENDLE was murdered by TREEMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
ARDEN was vanquished by RED MOSQUITO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
P'JERIN luckily beat WOODY in a popular 4 minute gruesome master's Challenge brawl.
MOCKINGBIRD unbelievably bested WITCH in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
GYHARD overpowered VOLTO LEENI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
OTAVAS was defeated by WORRIED in a dull 6 minute gory novice's Challenge fight.
ALBANNON defeated TREENVA TARAL in a 1 minute Challenge match.
ESSINA TYL VERN was demolished by LINUS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CHUN WEI DO was devastated by WONDERFUL in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
ARIA viciously subdued YERIX in a 3 minute bloody bout.
WOODSTOCK handily defeated TABATAN in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
ANDY CAPP bested SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a action packed 5 minute duel.
LYSTRA overpowered LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WICKED devastated CRUNCH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE CORINTHIAN was luckily beaten by VIC ZAMOR in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.
ANNE overpowered RHAEVEN in a 3 minute mismatched conflict.
SHADOW DANCER butchered SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HARPY vanquished TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SMASH unbelievably bested TALK-TO-DEATH in a 2 minute bloody beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   9 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  19 -  5      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 287 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  RED MOSQUITO 2794          13   7  1  125 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
LUNGING ATTACK   LINUS 2836                 14   4  0  105 SUNDAY COMICS (261)
TOTAL PARRY      P'JERIN 1972               19   4  1  101 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
SLASHING ATTACK  ARDEN 3025                 13   8  0   92 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-LUNGE      ARIA 3012                  13  10  0   70 DARK TOADS (240)
PARRY-STRIKE     WOODSTOCK 2833              7   6  0   46 SUNDAY COMICS (261)
BASHING ATTACK   GYHARD 3102                 4   0  0   38 FIFTH QUARTER (184)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ESSINA TYL VERN 2694.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WOODY 2503.  The ten other most popular fighters were WITCH 3088, ARIA 3012, 
ZOMBIE MASTER 2355, A BARD 3106, THE CORINTHIAN 3100, ANNE 3101, YERIX 2782, 
WOODSTOCK 2833, VIC ZAMOR 3118, and SMASH 3115.

The least popular fighter this week was WORRIED 3086.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RHAEVEN 3117, CRUNCH 3116, ANDY CAPP 2834, CHUN WEI DO 2856, ESSINA TYL 
VERN 2694, OTAVAS 3103, VOLTO LEENI 3038, ARDEN 3025, GRENDLE 3107, and HELGA 2826.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ESSINA TYL VERN (75-2694) SAND DANCERS (67)